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Shia LaBeouf & Dito Montiel Reunite for Post-Apocalyptic 'Man Down'

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September 4, 2014

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Perhaps the only good film that director Dito Montiel has delivered was his 2006 directorial debut A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. And now maybe he can get back to making good movies as a press release from The Solution Entertainment Group has revealed that Montiel will reteam with recently troubled actor Shia LaBeouf, one of the stars of the aforementioned film (who isn't supposed to be famous anymore), for a new thriller called Man Down. The film follows a haunted Afghanistan war veteran who attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family out in a post-apocalyptic America.

In addition, "House of Cards" star Kate Mara and the always incredible Gary Oldman are set to star in the film as well. The script comes from Adam Simon (Synapse), and the logline certainly sounds like something different for Montiel. After all, we're not sure why there's a post-apocalyptic world in the film, so there's obviously some kind of sci-fi angle to the film though it will likely be very subtle, maybe more akin to The Road. Of course, the only downside is that Montiel doesn't seem to know how to direct a good film, even when he's given great talent in front of the camera. The film is in pre-production and is trying to get sold at TIFF this month, so we'll see what happens. Stay tuned for more.

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  • avconsumer2
    Shia & Gary Oldman... why hello bizarro world.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I thought Shia was "not famous anymore" :P
    • DAVIDPD
      Indeed. This loser needs to go away for awhile.
      • Rock n Rollllll
        Sorry kid but no one's gonna feel sorry for rich kids! You cant handle it, then go get a desk job. Everyone has demons to fight so act accordingly.
  • DAVIDPD
    I thought he retired. LeBeef...go home.
  • txJM
    Shia is a great burgeoning actor. As long as he has gotten that Joaquin Phoenix / Nathan Fillion "viral art" nonsense out of his system, I'm excited to see him on screen.

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